By Ndahi Marama
ABUJA—Following a gun fight between Nigerian Army troops and scores of Boko Haram insurgents at Ballabulin, Borno State, yesterday, nine of the terrorists were killed, while weapons were recovered.
A statement by Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, said: “Today (Wednesday) morning, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, on patrol came across some elements of Boko Haram terrorists at Bulabulin.
“They engaged them in a gun fight that lasted for an hour. The troops killed nine terrorists and wounded several others.
“They also recovered two AK-47 rifles, two hand grenades, one Improvised Explosive Device, IED, five jerry cans of Premium Motor Spirit and nine motorcycles.
“The troops would continue the clearance operation of the remnants of the insurgents in all their areas of operation with renewed vigour and determination.”